In yesterday's Guardian Observer (October 15), the 300 most powerful people who most influence the lives of the British people this year were listed.
Coming in at number 222 is David Bowie, just ahead of Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and Tiger Woods.
The entry reads:
"222 David Bowie Musician; internet enthusist. Hasadded publishing and online banking and art ventures to hisgroundbreaking back catalogue."
The list is largely populated by computer industry CEOs and politicians, with a smattering of artists, including Tracey Emin, Madonna (who movedto London recently on the front pages of the tabloid press), JK Rowling(author of Harry Potter books) and Alexander McQueen (who designedGlastonbury costumes for Sailor).